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whskylvr
06-24-2010, 19:36
With the USA in the final 16 (knockout round) some will be enjoying their favorite spirit while watching the game.

What is your /or would be an All-American Bourbon of choice? I know all bourbon is American but does one brand stand out to claim as America's Bourbon considering some are foreign owned.

Dramiel McHinson
06-24-2010, 20:55
Due to a complete lack of selection here in the North Bama, I make do with what's available. To celebrate America's kickin on the field I enjoy a good shot of Booker's. At 62.45% ABV its got a good kick and lots of flavor.

:usflag:
USA! USA! USA!

unclebunk
06-25-2010, 08:40
I'm going with Wild Turkey. You know, Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as the national bird instead of the American eagle. It's interesting to ponder what that would have done to the nation's psyche had the turkey been the symbol of our great country.:lol: Go USA!

silverfish
06-25-2010, 09:09
It's interesting to ponder what that would have done to the nation's psyche had the turkey been the symbol of our great country.:lol: Go USA!

Maybe then this would be as popular as Wild Turkey!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1357/4732667355_d22b28d1fc.jpg

Rughi
06-25-2010, 09:52
I'm gonna go with Fighting Cock.

It's a scrapper and kicks ass and doesn't mince words and waves a tattered flag screaming WE'RE NUMBER 1!!!!!!

It's also a bit of a ripoff on a certain Lawrenceburg product, but all's fair in love, war and business. The cock don't apologize for nothing, no sir - THE COCK STANDS PROUD!

But mostly the Kickin' Chicken will forever be entwined in my mind with the Screamin' Hood Chicken on the Bandit - that spirit of being A REBEL - one of a kind and uncompromisingly AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL!

Roger

unclebunk
06-25-2010, 10:28
I'm gonna go with Fighting Cock.

It's a scrapper and kicks ass and doesn't mince words and waves a tattered flag screaming WE'RE NUMBER 1!!!!!!

It's also a bit of a ripoff on a certain Lawrenceburg product, but all's fair in love, war and business. The cock don't apologize for nothing, no sir - THE COCK STANDS PROUD!

But mostly the Kickin' Chicken will forever be entwined in my mind with the Screamin' Hood Chicken on the Bandit - that spirit of being A REBEL - one of a kind and uncompromisingly AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL!

Roger

Can't argue with the facts. And I love the pictures!:grin:

ggilbertva
06-25-2010, 15:12
I always hate questions like this cause it boxes me. Considering the parameters given, I'd have to say WT101.

Jono
06-25-2010, 16:23
I may have to give Fighting Cock a try...reviews are generally favorable.

Since we are playing Ghana, some info:

Restricted Imports

The following goods require a special authorisation or a licence for importation into Ghana.

15. Rum, Brandy, and Whisky

Ghana seems to produce cocoa liquor for food and a type of gin:

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/GH/liquor.html

Cocoa liquor is key raw material for chocolate production and plays a predominate role in determining the ultimate flavour of the chocolate. It also can be used as an alternative to cocoa powder in applications such as ice cream, ice cream coatings, bakery products, chocolate drinks, desserts, etc.

Our Cocoa supplies a range of cocoa liquors from a variety of bean sources as well as cocoa powders and butters.

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-08/greece-in-ghana-accra-ghana.html

"Ghana’s famous local gin, a home brewed liquor made from distilled palm wine or sugar can juice, with an alcohol strength between 40% and 50%.
Akpeteshie forms an important part of Ghana’s history. In the pre-colonial era, imported liquor like gin and rum where used in rituals to honour the ancestors. From the 1930s onwards, when the import of gin was restricted, the locally brewed akpeteshie gained in popularity. However, many chiefs refused to use akpeteshie in their rituals, looking upon it as a “bastard” drink, associated with lower and working-class life. Today it is still a popular drink and many people, illegally, brew it at home."

Beakerboy
06-28-2010, 09:42
Ghana seems to produce cocoa liquor for food and a type of gin:

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/GH/liquor.html

Cocoa liquor is key raw material for chocolate production and plays a predominate role in determining the ultimate flavour of the chocolate. It also can be used as an alternative to cocoa powder in applications such as ice cream, ice cream coatings, bakery products, chocolate drinks, desserts, etc.

Our Cocoa supplies a range of cocoa liquors from a variety of bean sources as well as cocoa powders and butters.


Cocoa Liquor is another word for ground cocoa beans. There's no alcohol in cocoa liquor (although the beans ARE fermented prior to drying and grinding).

ratcheer
06-28-2010, 19:50
I also say Wild Turkey 101. It has been good for so long....

Tim

BourbonJoe
06-29-2010, 06:37
I agree with WT 101.
Joe :usflag:

p_elliott
06-29-2010, 08:20
Of course I'm going to say Wild Turkey 101.

dustyj
06-29-2010, 13:33
Now were talking. Let's give some air time to the screaming chicken. Trans Am owners unite!

OscarV
06-29-2010, 15:46
I also say Wild Turkey 101. It has been good for so long....

Tim


I agree with WT 101.
Joe :usflag:

Yep, gotta go with Hunter S Thompson' favorite.
And remember Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey as the National Bird.

SMOWK
06-29-2010, 16:28
Yep, gotta go with Hunter S Thompson' favorite.

I thought he was a Chivas guy. ---Upon googling, we're both right.

foxflyer5
06-29-2010, 20:29
WT is a good one.
but perhaps Rebel Yell embodies our revolutionary spirit?
Jim Beam's wide distribution and large sales could really put it up there. but i think Old Granddad might be the best rival for WT. its been around for quite a long time and so many bourbon making families have touched it, it really captures the melting pot theme.

ratcheer
06-30-2010, 06:19
but i think Old Granddad might be the best rival for WT. its been around for quite a long time and so many bourbon making families have touched it, it really captures the melting pot theme.

Great choice!

Tim

cas
07-04-2010, 15:10
I'm gonna pour some WT 101 in a short while and make it official.
And put a rib roast on the rotisserie and watch it turn.
Craig

SBOmarc
07-04-2010, 15:22
I'm gonna pour some WT 101 in a short while and make it official.
And put a rib roast on the rotisserie and watch it turn.
Craig

I find it hard to argue with that. Doing the same but not grilling till later.

mrviognier
07-09-2010, 13:48
I gotta go with OGD 114.

smokinjoe
07-10-2010, 13:25
Independent. Family owned. American owned. A history of Beams. Survivor of adversity. A working man's bourbon....Evan Williams.

Halifax
07-10-2010, 13:33
^ what he said...

BourbonJoe
07-10-2010, 20:04
Independent. Family owned. American owned. A history of Beams. Survivor of adversity. A working man's bourbon....Evan Williams.

Maybe at one time but I dislike companies that lower proof and remove age statements. It was, at one time, a real working man's bourbon but alas, no more IMO.
Joe :usflag: